Komets Kare Package is coming up

Komets Kare Package is returning for its 10th year at the Nov. 3 and 4 home games. Sponsored by The News-Sentinel, the Komets, WANE and Federal Express, the program asks fans to donate supplies for the Northern Indiana Veterans Administration Health System which serves more than 45,000 veterans throughout the region.

This year, along with the usual items such as gloves, hats, magazines, CDs, DVDs, puzzle books, personal toiletries, hygiene products, blankets and cleaning supplies, we’re asking Komets fans to consider donating food which can be used to help the VA start a local pantry system.

The list of food items being asked for include canned items spaghetti sauce, pasta, pork and beans, chili or stew, fruit, tuna, salmon or chicken and mixed vegetables and packaged products such as tuna, chicken or hamburger helper, pudding packs, peanut butter and jelly, cereals, oatmeal, boxed potato dishes, rice and pasta side dishes, macaroni and cheese and breakfast bars. The VA is unable to store fresh or frozen food and would prefer not to deal with liquids.

You can please bring donations to the Nov. 3 and 4 home game to drop off on your way into the arena. The VA will also take monetary donations. For people looking to make donations during the day, the Federal Express Shipping Center at 3620 Independence Dr., will accept drop-offs.

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